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The Prime Minister called a summit with leaders of devolved administrations in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, saying the UK is “best served when we work together”.

Boris Johnsonthe offer comes after Nicola Sturgeon warned the Prime Minister not to block his demand for a second referendum on Scottish independence.

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Indyref2 is the “ will of the country ” – Sturgeon

The SNP leader said Mr Johnson “would fight the democratic wishes of the Scottish people” if he tried to block another vote.

Although Mrs. Sturgeon fell a seat below the overall majority, the separatist parties will hold the majority of seats in Holyrood.

In Wales, Labor’s Mark Drakeford defied the expectations of gain a working class majority from the Senedd.

Following his victory, Mr Drakeford called on the Prime Minister to “reset relations” with the nations of the United Kingdom.

He urged Mr Johnson to take a “serious look at how we can create the mechanism that will allow us to work together in the future”.

“Not an approach that thinks of stealing more Union Jacks from the top of buildings, but a proper and respectful relationship that recognizes that sovereignty is now dispersed across four parliaments in which we choose to pool it for common ends.”

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Welsh Prime Minister has confidence in work

The Prime Minister wrote to Ms Sturgeon and Mr Drakeford inviting them for talks to “discuss our …

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This notice was published: 2021-05-08 20:56:00